Legal Betting Sites favor Red Sox to Win Game 1 of the 2018 World Series

Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Baseball 2018 World Series Betting

Legal betting sites favor the Boston Red Sox to win Game 1 of the 2018 MLB World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Of course the business of the best online sportsbooks is not an exact science. For example, the Red Sox starter has as of this writing yet to be determined. We know it’ll come down to either Clayton Kershaw or Rich Hill. We also know Chris Sale will stand on the mound for the Dodgers. This will be Sale’s first ever World Series start. “He’s excited to pitch Game 1,” BoSox manager said of The Condor. “He’s been our guy since Day 1. Obviously, the other guys did an outstanding job, but him pitching that game, it’s something we mapped out through September. This was the plan all along. Happy that he’s going to be able to go out there and perform.”

Betting Dodgers

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts knows Fenway Park very well. As a matter of fact, the play for which he is most remembered as a player occurred there. We´re talking about the famous stolen base in Game 4 of the 2004 American League Championship Series. “I’m looking forward to going back to Fenway,” he said. “Obviously, for me personally, I have a lot of fond memories of the Red Sox and Fenway Park. To be wearing another uniform going in there playing for a World Series championship is going to be special for me. It’s great for baseball. Two storied franchises going head to head. It’s going to be a great Series.”

The Dodgers have a 1.30 earned-run average, 51 strikeouts and a .180 opponents’ batting average in 11 postseason games. Los Angeles won 92 games in the regular season. Arguably, such a talented and highly-paid roster should have won more games. That’s more than 10 fewer than their sport betting sites win total back in May. But that’s a moot point now, as they only need to win four more.

Betting RedSox

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is no stranger to the Dodgers, either. He played seven seasons in La La Land. Cora is behind the BoSox’s strategy of having starters pitch relief. No word on whether he was behind Matt Barnes’s alleged ball-doctoring. At least he wasn’t putting Bob’s grease on the ball, ala Torpedo Jones. And speaking of Barnes, he has neither forgiven nor forgotten Manny Machado’s infamous Pedroia-busting slide.

On the batting side of things, Boston scored more runs than any other team in the majors this season. Mookie Betts – great name for sport betting sites, by the way – became AL batting champion with a .346 average. JD Martinez batted .330 with 43 homers and a 1.031 OPS.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox Baseball 2018 World Series Betting Game 1

  • Date: October 23
  • Time: 6:09 pm CST
  • Venue: Fenway Park


Odds from MyBookie.ag:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers +1½ (-170) 7½ (EV) +130
  • Boston Red Sox           -1½ (+150) 7½ (-120) -140

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Los Angeles Team Stats

Batting

  • .250 batting average
  • .333 on-base percentage
  • .442 slugging percentage
  • .774 on-base+slugging percentage


Pitching

  • 38 ERA
  • 115 ERA+
  • 60 FIP
  • 152 WHIP


Boston Team Stats

Batting

  • .268 batting average
  • .339 on-base percentage
  • .453 slugging percentage
  • .717 on-base+slugging percentage


Pitching

  • 75 ERA
  • 117 ERA+
  • 82 FIP
  • 246 WHIP


Betting Trends

  • LA Dodgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
  • Boston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games


Our Pick:
To put it simply, if Kershaw starts, take the Dodgers; otherwise, take the Red Sox.